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US: Idaho state requires same-sex married couples to recalculate tax as ‘single’

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  1. Michaelandfred 3 Oct 2013, 9:43pm

    And this is why we’ll win next time also. State after state are applying their bans in irrefutably discriminatory fashion that are clearly unconstitutional. Each new case like this just adds to the list of why we need a national ruling.

    1. D. Stradbroke 3 Oct 2013, 11:06pm

      It figures that this would be the underhanded response in these back-asswards states that are unwilling to recognize same-sex marriage despite federal recognition of the relationships. We live in Arizona and when we file our tax return in 2014, regardless of what Arizona dictates, we’re filing a joint return just as we do for the federal government. Arizona can take it or leave it. We’re done with the discrimination!

  2. That’s illegal after the DOMA ruling.

  3. Keith Francis Farrell 4 Oct 2013, 9:58am

    I am so glad I dont live there, If I did, I would make sure all my assets were outside that state, and that I owned very little in that state, then refuse to do a state tax return.
    They are small minded people

    1. The movie “Zeitgiest” has a segement on taxes in the US, and you aren’t actually legally obliged to file taxes at all! Everyone just assumes there’s a law, but there isn’t! There was a woman being interviewed who worked for the tax office and she said she hadn’t filed her taxes since 1994! The whole system is a con

      1. That’s true. There’s no legal requirement to file an income tax return. Just to pay your income taxes, which doesn’t need a return. But if you never file you’ll never get a refund, and God help you if you underpay and/or are ever audited. You get nailed for every year that you underpay on your income tax and get audited for every year in question.

  4. Colin (London) 4 Oct 2013, 1:40pm

    It is often said that the USA has the best and worst of the world in it’s own boundaries.

    Here we see an example of it. Sad indeed but our USA cousins still fight on and are an inspiration to many of us. For every good act there is currently a negative act as the states struggle to accept federal rulings. Although sad I really enjoy hearing about acts where people stand up for rights. Something very good in the water over there.

    Keep going Cousins and the very best of British.

  5. Nice try. Even apart from DOMA being overturned, a state government has no authority to regulate FEDERAL tax policy and procedures.

  6. One more instance, to add to the pile of instances, where gay couples are not being teated the same under law.

    One more reason why, one day soon, the courts will rule that we must all be treated the same.

  7. Staircase2 4 Oct 2013, 5:23pm

    Anyone else hating the new makeover? Particularly dislike the new comments look and the withdrawal of voting and reporting capability

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